Positive Behaviour Support
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Positive Behaviour Support

Positive Behavioural Support as a Service Model

Spectrum works with and supports people with autistic spectrum disorders, learning disabilities and complex needs which challenge service providers. To ensure we have a robust response to these challenges the service is organised and delivered around some key service parameters.

Positive Behavioural Support  (PBS)

  • Focus on quality of life gains as an intervention and outcome
  • Reduction in challenging behaviour is a side-effect of intervention
  • Based on a functional analysis
  • Emphasis on antecedent intervention
  • Constructional/developmental
  • Minimises use of punitive procedures
  • Multi-component
  • Long-term focus
  • Clearly distinguishes between proactive and reactive strategies